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Title: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: RVR II on January 30, 2019, 07:56:12 AM
Boba Fett getting his own TV series ??? Why not a movie?  :-\
http://www.theforce.net/story/front/Jon_Favreau_Teases_Star_Wars_Fans_With_New_Image_From_The_Mandalorian_182968.asp
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: goflyblind on January 30, 2019, 08:31:34 AM
needs fett's vette as the theme song.

https://www.youtube.com/v/fqiasBVGtX8
edit: there's some naughty language in the song, listen at your own risk.
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: RVR II on November 13, 2019, 12:26:39 AM
http://www.theforce.net/story/front/Star_Wars_The_Mandalorian_Initial_Thoughts_185619.asp?
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: Pak-Man on November 15, 2019, 01:55:34 PM
Episode 2 is out, just so everyone knows. We're mostly Fridays from here on:

•Episode 2 - Friday, November 15
•Episode 3 - Friday, November 22
•Episode 4 - Friday, November 29
•Episode 5 - Friday, December 6
•Episode 6 - Friday, December 13
•Episode 7 - Wednesday, December 18
•Episode 8 - Friday, December 27

(What's the matter, Disney? Is something ELSE Happening on December 20th that made you break the schedule?)
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: wihogfan on November 15, 2019, 06:06:19 PM
Waited until I could watch 2 episodes at once.
I find most of the Star Wars movies difficult to go back and watch due to the god awful dialog.  And I despise 95% of all super hero movies. This was like a super hero TV series set in the Star Wars universe . But I thought it was OK ((thankfully no Marvel-esque fart jokes). Not nearly as great as some of the hype. But decent enough I’ll continue to watch. Not sure I would have predicted it if all the reviews didn’t state that there was a surprise at the end of chapter 1, but I figured out what the surprise was going to be about halfway through chapter 1.
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: Russoguru on November 16, 2019, 11:22:55 AM
Waited until I could watch 2 episodes at once.
I find most of the Star Wars movies difficult to go back and watch due to the god awful dialog.  And I despise 95% of all super hero movies. This was like a super hero TV series set in the Star Wars universe . But I thought it was OK ((thankfully no Marvel-esque fart jokes). Not nearly as great as some of the hype. But decent enough I’ll continue to watch. Not sure I would have predicted it if all the reviews didn’t state that there was a surprise at the end of chapter 1, but I figured out what the surprise was going to be about halfway through chapter 1.
Marvel-esque fart jokes? Can you name an example or two off the top of your head? Because I'm thinking back all the way to Iron Man and I'm struggling to think of a fart joke in any MCU movie.

Well, I'll tell you what, as I was sitting through episode 1 of The Mandalorian I was thinking to myself... damn, who in the hell could this bounty be? Somebody we already know? Anyway I was genuinely and very pleasantly surprised! I got to tell you I was not expecting that! To be perfectly honest I am pretty sure nobody called that it would be
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Episode 2 I liked a lot, not as much as the first, but I loved
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: goflyblind on November 16, 2019, 11:36:14 AM
i need a cartoonist or animator to draw a continuation of that part in ep. 2 where

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Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: LucasM on November 23, 2019, 07:58:41 PM
Episode 2 I liked a lot, not as much as the first, but I loved
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I had JUST rewatched that episode of Python not two days before seeing the episode (watching the new, incredible, Blu-ray release of them), so laughed probably harder than I would have otherwise at the "CF" event there, thinking of the Mandalorian in the non-interrogating officer's position!  ;D
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: Pak-Man on November 30, 2019, 01:37:46 AM
Hard to believe that we've reached a point where you can watch a TV show and be treated to- *LATEST EPISODE SPOILERS BEYOND HERE*

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Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: goflyblind on November 30, 2019, 05:31:55 AM
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<3
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: Russoguru on November 30, 2019, 11:19:30 PM
That was an amazing episode! Now all they have to do is keep up the quality of the show for the next 7 or 8 years and maybe people will stop saying Disney ruined Star Wars!
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: Variety of Cells on December 02, 2019, 02:48:25 PM
Enjoying the baby yoda show. It’d be pretty meh without Boda, but with him it’s quite enjoyable. I also enjoyed that the tough female character wasn’t in a bikini and she was actually decently thick, not some skin and bones model that I’m supposed to buy as strong. Her arms were much bigger than mine! 
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: Russoguru on December 03, 2019, 05:13:41 PM
Yeah Gina Carano is quite the hottie. Not only can Cara Dune seriously kick ass but she can look seriously beautiful doing it too. She's like the Black Widow of Star Wars... at least until Mara Jade(hopefully) comes along.
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: CJones on December 04, 2019, 06:19:04 PM
Is no one going to mention the fact that a character refers to Life Day? The SW Holiday Special is now canon  ;)
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: Russoguru on December 04, 2019, 08:43:38 PM
Is no one going to mention the fact that a character refers to Life Day? The SW Holiday Special is now canon  ;)
I think Disney was getting back at GL by making the SWHS canon, they probably didn't like that whole "white slavers" comment.
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: LucasM on December 05, 2019, 02:51:50 AM
As anticipated:

Star Wars The Mandalorian The Child 11-Inch Plush Baby Yoda (https://www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/az-star-wars-product-c-11_198/star-wars-the-mandalorian-the-child-11inch-plush-baby-yoda-p-27433.html)

(https://www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/images/26WMA01-_Baby_Yoda.jpg)

"This huggable figure features a roto-vinyl head, sparkling glass eyes, and a soft body with a sturdy bean-filled base. Plus, it comes to you specially packaged in a hover crib."

$24.99
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: Variety of Cells on December 05, 2019, 05:55:52 AM
As anticipated:

Star Wars The Mandalorian The Child 11-Inch Plush Baby Yoda (https://www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/az-star-wars-product-c-11_198/star-wars-the-mandalorian-the-child-11inch-plush-baby-yoda-p-27433.html)

(https://www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/images/26WMA01-_Baby_Yoda.jpg)

"This huggable figure features a roto-vinyl head, sparkling glass eyes, and a soft body with a sturdy bean-filled base. Plus, it comes to you specially packaged in a hover crib."

$24.99

I’d get one for my girlfriend if it was available now, but that’s not out until may, and not a picture of the final product.
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: wihogfan on December 06, 2019, 07:45:33 PM
Enjoyed first 2 episodes enough but held off watching more due to wanting to watch multiple episodes at once.
Episode 3 was what I was fearing the series would be...Marvel super hero movie dumb...just Thor RockNRoll level awful. I'm sure I'll pick it up again, but episode 3 killed me wanting to watch more for awhile.
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: Variety of Cells on December 07, 2019, 04:24:54 PM
I’ve enjoyed all the episodes so far, except boy was episode five a stinker. Which is a shame, because I love Amy Sedaris. She was fine, but the writing and directing just took a big ol nose dive. Nothing happened to further the plot, which isn’t necessarily bad on its own, but it was also boring and filled with the worst character yet. And they committed the greatest sin of all: barely gave Baby Yoda and screen time. Hopefully this is just a small misstep, especially since I enjoyed episode 4 a lot.
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: Russoguru on December 08, 2019, 06:57:52 PM
Well guys, I'm sorry that not every episode of an awesome show can't be the best episode ever.
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: LucasM on December 12, 2019, 11:41:05 AM
For anyone wanting a holiday decoration/avatar:
(https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/79511276_2754017728012817_1577599826361581568_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_ohc=s6ryol5XbdQAQmaUpnUvQ0Pphhyz-hyCe0BWP_Ou_eC20VIxr6ZR72zJQ&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-1.xx&oh=f1504813cac40cbcd2b7e7414f278d4e&oe=5E75303D)
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: goflyblind on December 13, 2019, 06:43:04 AM
i thought the bald jerk looked familiar. bill burr is a terrible actor. he should stick to terrible comedy. :-\
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: Russoguru on December 13, 2019, 08:59:34 AM
That was a good episode!!! Very well crafted and written. So much fun. Ever since day one of this show, The Mandalorian captures everything I love about Star Wars, and it's still doing exactly that.
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: CJones on December 13, 2019, 08:43:42 PM
"Former Imperial Sharpshooter"
Mando: "That's not saying much"
"I wasn't a storm trooper wise ass."

The Star Wars universe has become self aware :)
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: Russoguru on December 14, 2019, 03:48:12 PM
I admire Disney for having the guts to take the bad with the good in regards to The Mandalorian. I mean they've made references to The Star Wars holiday special, and in the last episode they poked fun at Gunguns.
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: Russoguru on December 18, 2019, 08:47:38 PM
Oh btw Cara Dune is sooooooo friggin' hawt.
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: goflyblind on December 21, 2019, 09:39:00 AM
me, watching the mandalorian:

(https://i.imgur.com/9f9u1fV.jpg)
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: Russoguru on December 22, 2019, 02:48:10 PM
God dammit I can't wait for the episode where (I hope)
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Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: Variety of Cells on December 22, 2019, 04:26:45 PM
God dammit I can't wait for the episode where (I hope)
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

He dead.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: LucasM on December 22, 2019, 05:39:43 PM
(https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/79769725_110652630438312_7275945938277892096_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_eui2=AeHOXv7eyZqU4qWnKnt5HBv3Mw2dcHybdRBAC7mxG9Rw2nJDk9w19dijG4DHIg6xoqG9DCSV0__X_0ExEgXVdnBIv3daBqJB9s43v2nOmKbf0w&_nc_ohc=ZgPFvG0Q1FQAQmuZgo3UwovGu_NjMJTFmvr-DT6DPUgXbc49EKDT7pRWw&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-1.xx&oh=f345ca371406588b573d5c1082e550ac&oe=5E67F1BE)

Be careful if thinking about giving one of the 'stuffed 'The Child' figures (http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=34573.msg1016358#msg1016358) to anyone.  ;)
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: goflyblind on December 24, 2019, 11:33:08 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/NGOeBEtfYrM
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: goflyblind on December 27, 2019, 05:59:53 AM
i'm looking forward to season 2. lots of potential threads still hanging loose.
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: Russoguru on December 28, 2019, 06:26:36 PM
This first season was amazing, freaking amazing. I'm wanting to say that at least for now it seems to be the best TV show ever. Of course... time will tell if that is an accurate assessment or just... over inflated optimism.
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on December 28, 2019, 10:17:02 PM
Watched all of it this evening, that was pretty amazing, between this and season 2 of Lost In Space there is some seriously good science fiction coming out of the streaming services.  Just too bad we have to wait 2 years between seasons.
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: LucasM on December 28, 2019, 11:53:44 PM
(https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/80876405_10162627072095517_2553234860630081536_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_ohc=Qoh7IDus4qcAQmcEq1uypRTS7MHVOPE5ixbsccVx3-A79uoiep4mPCMpg&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-1.xx&oh=743f7162c1202a218f7271d67dbad992&oe=5EB32B3A)
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: goflyblind on December 29, 2019, 04:47:37 AM
i'd really like to see a movie or show set during the prequels, because--yet again--nobody seems to know that jedi were a thing. the mandalorian is, what, like sixty years after phantom menace? i have a hard time believing that palpatine was able to wipe the entire galaxy's memory of the existence of jedi in such a short time.
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on December 29, 2019, 07:45:43 AM
i'd really like to see a movie or show set during the prequels, because--yet again--nobody seems to know that jedi were a thing. the mandalorian is, what, like sixty years after phantom menace? i have a hard time believing that palpatine was able to wipe the entire galaxy's memory of the existence of jedi in such a short time.

It would only take a few generations, successful dictatorships always target education, do you think school children in North Korea learn any true history?
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: goflyblind on December 29, 2019, 07:59:49 AM
north korea isn't the only group of people on earth, though. if it were just people from, like, coruscant and corellia who no longer knew about jedi, that might make sense. but the whole galaxy? what about long-lived species who were alive at the time? weren't the jedi canonically involved in the siege of mandalore?
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on December 29, 2019, 08:12:37 AM
north korea isn't the only group of people on earth, though. if it were just people from, like, coruscant and corellia who no longer knew about jedi, that might make sense. but the whole galaxy? what about long-lived species who were alive at the time? weren't the jedi canonically involved in the siege of mandalore?

It's a fantasy world where the empire was everywhere, so yeah, the whole galaxy stopped talking about the jedi.  There were obviously some people that kept the memory alive, hence the "rumors".

It is kind of hard to believe that an ex resistance fighter would not know about Luke and the force.  But although this has better writing than most star wars stuff it's still fantasy, not hard science fiction, so stop over thinking it.  :D
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: LucasM on January 05, 2020, 11:29:02 AM
(https://i.redd.it/8lrmmmwcjf641.jpg)
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: Darth Geek on January 06, 2020, 06:38:06 AM
I watched the first two episodes yesterday and I am really enjoying it. It is (so far) well thought out, which is a soothing balm after the frustrations of the last two Star Wars movies.
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: F-Zero on January 06, 2020, 10:28:14 AM
I watched the first two episodes yesterday and I am really enjoying it. It is (so far) well thought out, which is a soothing balm after the frustrations of the last two Star Wars movies.

My brother has such a bad taste in his mouth from the Star Wars movies he won't touch Mandalorian with a ten foot pole.  I'm BEGGING him to watch but he won't!  What a loss!  Stupid headstrong mule.
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: Darth Geek on January 06, 2020, 11:56:24 AM
I watched the first two episodes yesterday and I am really enjoying it. It is (so far) well thought out, which is a soothing balm after the frustrations of the last two Star Wars movies.

My brother has such a bad taste in his mouth from the Star Wars movies he won't touch Mandalorian with a ten foot pole.  I'm BEGGING him to watch but he won't!  What a loss!  Stupid headstrong mule.
I didn't hate TLJ or ROS by any means, but I don't blame your brother for being distrustful of the studio executives in charge of Star Wars properties.
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: ScottotD on January 06, 2020, 03:11:31 PM
I've seen the first two eps and so far I like it but I'm really frustrated by the direction, I feel like there's not enough wide shots or letting certain scenes breathe.  Maybe I'm looking at it to be Lone Wolf and Cub or a Western but it just feels like it's shot and cut in an un-cinematic way
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: Variety of Cells on January 06, 2020, 05:39:35 PM
I've seen the first two eps and so far I like it but I'm really frustrated by the direction, I feel like there's not enough wide shots or letting certain scenes breathe.  Maybe I'm looking at it to be Lone Wolf and Cub or a Western but it just feels like it's shot and cut in an un-cinematic way

Because it’s television. Big wide shots of shows that are supposed to take place on alien planets are expensive. Keeping it tight keeps the cost down.
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: LucasM on January 06, 2020, 06:52:18 PM
I've seen the first two eps and so far I like it but I'm really frustrated by the direction, I feel like there's not enough wide shots or letting certain scenes breathe.  Maybe I'm looking at it to be Lone Wolf and Cub or a Western but it just feels like it's shot and cut in an un-cinematic way
Because it’s television. Big wide shots of shows that are supposed to take place on alien planets are expensive. Keeping it tight keeps the cost down.

I agree with VoC on the price of world-building visuals.  It may also be to make the show more 'intimate' - that it is a story of two particular characters (i.e. that the larger worlds are effectively irrelevant).  But I also agree with SotD that some shots could be a bit longer to better establish the start of a developing-parental relationship.

But then again, they need to keep the show 'active' to show that (at least so far) there is no safe place for the Mandalorian and Child to settle.  So the quick cuts make the feeling of the show 'uneasy' for the characters, by making it uneasy for the audience.
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: ScottotD on January 07, 2020, 04:18:06 PM
I've seen the first two eps and so far I like it but I'm really frustrated by the direction, I feel like there's not enough wide shots or letting certain scenes breathe.  Maybe I'm looking at it to be Lone Wolf and Cub or a Western but it just feels like it's shot and cut in an un-cinematic way

Because it’s television. Big wide shots of shows that are supposed to take place on alien planets are expensive. Keeping it tight keeps the cost down.

I mostly meant when he was on that planet where he finds the baby, seeing it was a practical location it would have added a lot for me without costing more.  Making them both feel alone and stranded
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: Variety of Cells on January 07, 2020, 07:54:02 PM
I've seen the first two eps and so far I like it but I'm really frustrated by the direction, I feel like there's not enough wide shots or letting certain scenes breathe.  Maybe I'm looking at it to be Lone Wolf and Cub or a Western but it just feels like it's shot and cut in an un-cinematic way

Because it’s television. Big wide shots of shows that are supposed to take place on alien planets are expensive. Keeping it tight keeps the cost down.

I mostly meant when he was on that planet where he finds the baby, seeing it was a practical location it would have added a lot for me without costing more.  Making them both feel alone and stranded

Ehhhh. I’m sure the answer is money. This ‘practical’ location most likely did not look good in every direction, and it takes time to set up big wide shots and clear all the trucks and gear and equipment out. I just got done shooting a 13 hour day where the director (who is admittedly a bit of a tool) had to cut a bunch of shots for time because he went over and was going slow. So on a tv show that is already spending so much money on special effects and post effects and costumes and sets, I’m sure they were under a bunch of pressure to stay on schedule.
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: Darth Geek on January 08, 2020, 04:03:37 PM
Why do they act as though the Jedi were ancient history? It was 19 years from Revenge Of The Sith and Return Of The Jedi, and Mandalorian is supposed to take place 5 years after that. That's only 24 years, barely a generation. Certainly not enough time for people to forget about The Force. There'd still be plenty of people alive from the days of the Galactic Republic.
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: Darth Geek on January 08, 2020, 04:40:41 PM
I finished Season 1. It was fantastic.
Although Moff Gideon being alive was as easy to predict as Kalgan in Space Mutiny.
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: LucasM on January 17, 2020, 12:07:02 AM
For anyone interested: Woot! tee, $15 (no shipping if have Prime).

(https://d3gqasl9vmjfd8.cloudfront.net/12f75d0e-c68e-4a05-90a8-31bede1a4b97.png)
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on January 17, 2020, 08:28:38 AM
Cool, just ordered one.
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: LucasM on January 18, 2020, 11:59:30 AM
Cool, just ordered one.

I did too, right before posting it here.  I did a similar thing with a pic of my first cat (as an adult) but with 12 different color combos, calling it "Omaha, a la Warhol".


I had basically run out of things I wanted to watch on Disney+ (well, technically, the one thing left I wasn't finished with I needed a break from), Netflix (have found a few more since), Hulu, and a few others (e.g. the Roku channel).  So I binge watched the whole season again.  Given my memory issues from the TBIs, even though I really liked the show when first watching it, I liked it even more the 2nd time through, since I could remember more details from episode to episode.
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: The Lurker on January 18, 2020, 12:05:30 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/XNIbqet.jpg)
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: Darth Geek on January 18, 2020, 01:20:54 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/XNIbqet.jpg)
What is the one on the left?
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: The Lurker on January 18, 2020, 03:27:44 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/XNIbqet.jpg)
What is the one on the left?
The gator that ate Carl Weather’s hand in Happy Gilmore.
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: Russoguru on January 18, 2020, 09:58:17 PM
That’s right, and at one point somebody did a video where they made it look like Carl Weathers survived the events of predator and that explains why he has a prosthetic arm in happy Gilmore.
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: Darth Geek on January 19, 2020, 09:44:32 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/XNIbqet.jpg)
What is the one on the left?
The gator that ate Carl Weather’s hand in Happy Gilmore.
;D
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: LucasM on January 19, 2020, 07:10:57 PM
I am a little curious how there are so many Portal cubes storing things in the Star Wars/Mandalorian's environment.  ;)

Did something to add a specific bit of variety to my computer wallpaper.  I have a great program that takes frames out of video and saves them as jpgs (program called 'Video to Picture').  You can set it to make as many or as few images per second as you wish.  I've sent all eight episodes of The Mandalorian through the program at 2 wallpapers a second (generating about 4500 jpgs an episode), and cut out any that don't have The Child (face-on and largely in focus) in them.  Total number of The Child pics for all 8 episodes is just under 2000 images.  Oh, I saved a clean (credit-free) copy of each bit of the awesome pre-production art from the end credits for each ep as well.

Oh, and is the "galaxy far, far away" in the UK?  WTF is up with the baby Child carrier being called a "pram"?
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: Russoguru on January 19, 2020, 07:32:39 PM
I have to push the pram a lot!!!
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: LucasM on January 20, 2020, 07:36:00 PM
Just curious if there is an artist here (with a 'tee-shirt style') that is a fan of both The Mandalorian and Gravity Falls?

Because I have a tee shirt idea that might work, if done right:

 . . . . . . . . . . Li'l Moff Gideon.
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on January 20, 2020, 08:52:57 PM
 I have fair photoshop powers, but have not gotten around to watching Gravity Falls yet.

 I've been thinking a cool idea for a T-shirt would be Baby Yoda vs. Baby Groot. 
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: LucasM on January 30, 2020, 11:23:32 AM
I have fair photoshop powers, but have not gotten around to watching Gravity Falls yet.

I think you'd like it.  If you like 'genre' films/shows (e.g. sci-fi/horror) and Monty Python's (my new designation:) surrealist humor, you'd enjoy it.

I actually just watched it through for the fourth time since early December.
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: LucasM on January 30, 2020, 11:23:55 AM
(https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s960x960/84147919_2757600290988611_818593274531938304_o.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_ohc=LzDdaBc4l6cAX-BpTZJ&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-1.xx&oh=220a81c0e3b88564df5f7dd77a28a468&oe=5EC644B9)
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: LucasM on January 31, 2020, 12:34:51 AM
I've been thinking a cool idea for a T-shirt would be Baby Yoda vs. Baby Groot.

It looks like someone beat you into production with a disturbingly close version of that idea.  This is currently available at Woot! shirt.woot.com (http://shirt.woot.com):
(https://d3gqasl9vmjfd8.cloudfront.net/308e03db-e609-481d-9d21-4974f4f05a10.png)
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: Russoguru on January 31, 2020, 01:14:18 AM
I am Groot
This is the way
I AM GROOT
THIS IS THE WAY!
I AM GROOT!!!!
THIS IS THE WAY!!!!
I AM GROOOOOOOOTTTT!!!!
....THIS IS THE WAAAAAYYYYYYYY!!!!
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: LucasM on January 31, 2020, 11:29:17 PM
OK... there's a seriously good life-size screen accurate The Child figure now available for pre-order from the amazing Sideshow Collectibles (picture is link), $350:
(https://www.sideshow.com/storage/product-images/400369/the-child_star-wars_gallery_5e3204be4f668.jpg) (https://www.sideshow.com/collectibles/star-wars-the-child-sideshow-collectibles-400369)
Note that he's holding the Mandalorian's 'stick shift ball' in his right hand!  :)
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Post by: RVR II on February 01, 2020, 12:02:48 AM
Looks cool but I've got better things to spend $350 on.. :-\
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Post by: Russoguru on February 01, 2020, 07:42:12 AM
I’ll just stick with the $30 plushy when it comes out.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on February 09, 2020, 05:26:05 PM
Wore the baby Yoda T-shirt today, I've never had so many random people in stores saying "cool shirt".  In Target one little girl was so happy to see baby Yoda she almost dropped the giant stuffed animal she was carrying.
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Post by: Russoguru on February 10, 2020, 11:53:23 AM
The other day I was in Walmart and they had a Baby Yoda... I'm sorry, I mean MANDALORIAN calendar! Anyway it was cute, but I don't need more than one calendar hanging up on my wall.

Yesterday I went down to Tractor Supply with my friend Hannah because she wanted to see about adopting a puppy since she recently lost one of hers. We were there for probably like 90 minutes looking at all sorts of cuteness. Puppies are awesome.
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Post by: goflyblind on September 15, 2020, 07:52:33 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW7Twd85m2g
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Post by: The Lurker on September 15, 2020, 11:21:15 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW7Twd85m2g
https://www.youtube.com/v/eW7Twd85m2g
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Post by: goflyblind on September 15, 2020, 11:40:51 AM
what happened? is the one i posted region-locked? both work for me. ???

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Post by: The Lurker on September 15, 2020, 11:52:41 AM
I was just seeing a white square.
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Post by: goflyblind on September 15, 2020, 11:54:06 AM
computers are weird.

i like the throat singing in the trailer.
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Post by: LucasM on September 15, 2020, 06:21:30 PM
It astonishes me that there will be a second season this soon, given COVID precautions.  However, for those that have seen the behind the scenes series about the Mandalorian, that 360º virtual/video set is AMAZING and - as I think Favreau said in some interview - requires FAR fewer people to actually be ON the set at any given time.

However, it IS a contained space, and those that DO have to be present would be in close quarters.  Mando has a mask, as do the Empire troops, but the others present (like Gina's character) would have no protection from airborne particles... and with the exertion needed for large parts of the series, that would be a problem, as that propels spittle particles much further than typical breathing.

However, Disney, with its legal team, I suspect is protecting their actors in any/every way possible.  It may also be that the virtual set, because of the heat from millions of LEDs (on all 'six sides' of the round room), has a massively vented soundstage, sucking air through it, up, and out.  That would greatly reduce what could hang in the air to potentially infect those actors not encased in polycarbonate.

I am incredibly happy that the second season is almost here.  I just hope they all stay healthy enough for a third season.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on September 16, 2020, 08:34:12 PM
I am about to return to work on the TV show Younger, and while it’s an entirely different scale, it’s still shooting television on a sound stage. For New York we kind of have to shoot on sound stages to start because the city has so many restriction for shooting outside right now that it’s not practical for anything larger than a small news crew.

I know there will be testing all the time. I was tested today. Reduced crews, yes. Being strict about mask wearing. There’s an entire new position, covid officer, in charge of enforcing those rules. As to what kind of training they actually have, I do not know.  But it’s true that actors can’t wear masks while performing, most of the time. Some productions are having cleaning crews come in to clean the equipment periodically.

While there is AC on sound stages because they do get hot, it often times has to be turned off during shooting because it’s too noisy. There’s a lot of television out there, and most stages were not originally built to be sound stages. One of the more famous stages in New York, Silvercup, was a bread factory. 

The risk is definitely not eliminated. They are doing what they can, but it’s a job that requires a lot of people to work very close to each other in small spaces. Adapting it to these new rules will be difficult.
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Post by: LucasM on September 17, 2020, 11:21:44 AM
VoC, thanks for the insider's perspective.  How do you feel about the precautions, i.e. do you feel safe enough working under those conditions?

Take care of yourself.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on September 17, 2020, 03:35:27 PM
VoC, thanks for the insider's perspective.  How do you feel about the precautions, i.e. do you feel safe enough working under those conditions?

Take care of yourself.

I feel fortunate to have a boss who is taking this very seriously.  For the most part, it sounds like everyone is taking it seriously.  Some people have been fired for refusing to wear masks.  Which is good, to make an example of them.  But I haven't gone back yet to experience it myself.  I'll report back next week.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on October 28, 2020, 08:21:43 PM
In Mandalorian news, I now have a baby yoda bobble-head in my cockpit in Star Wars Squadrons. Very happy about that.

In Covid news, I have returned to work on a TV show.  Lucas was curious what precautions we are taking, so here we go:

The set is separated into three different zones: red, yellow, and green. People with green zone clearance never come inside. They pretty much just stay out with the trucks and trailers. Yellow zone clearance means you can work on set, but not when the actors are on the set without masks. Once red zone is activated, you’re kicked out to what is deemed a safe distance away. Red zone are crew who have to be around the actors when they have their masks off. When red zone is active and if you’re within 20’, you have to wear goggles or a face shield in addition to a KN95 mask. Yellow zone crew can get by with cloth masks.

Yellow zone crew are tested once a week. Red zone are tested three times a week. I happen to be red zone.

Lunch is very different. Instead of the usual buffet style catering, it’s all boxed and handed to you.  Then we sit one person at either end of long folding tables. We are also not allowed to grab our own snacks. The people in charge of the snacks (craft services) have to hand them to us.

So yes, things are different. But it’s not as different as I thought. People still have to get fairly close to each other at times. It’s unavoidable unfortunately. There is a person on set whose responsibility is Covid compliance. But that person does not have to have any medical training, which same people have taken issue with. So far most people are happily compliant, except some people with the face shields.

It feels fairly safe.  However, we were shut down for four days because someone tested positive.  We all were made to leave the building we were in and separate into our zones in a field across the road, and we were not told why for about 10 minutes. It was real weird.  We don’t know who, but it must have been someone close to the talent.  They did their contract tracing, shut us down for a few days, and rescheduled some things.  We start shooting again tomorrow.
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Post by: LucasM on October 29, 2020, 10:34:43 AM
In Mandalorian news, I now have a baby yoda bobble-head in my cockpit in Star Wars Squadrons. Very happy about that.

In Covid news, I have returned to work on a TV show.  Lucas was curious what precautions we are taking, so here we go:

The set is separated into three different zones: red, yellow, and green. People with green zone clearance never come inside. They pretty much just stay out with the trucks and trailers. Yellow zone clearance means you can work on set, but not when the actors are on the set without masks. Once red zone is activated, you’re kicked out to what is deemed a safe distance away. Red zone are crew who have to be around the actors when they have their masks off. When red zone is active and if you’re within 20’, you have to wear goggles or a face shield in addition to a KN95 mask. Yellow zone crew can get by with cloth masks.

Yellow zone crew are tested once a week. Red zone are tested three times a week. I happen to be red zone.

Lunch is very different. Instead of the usual buffet style catering, it’s all boxed and handed to you.  Then we sit one person at either end of long folding tables. We are also not allowed to grab our own snacks. The people in charge of the snacks (craft services) have to hand them to us.

So yes, things are different. But it’s not as different as I thought. People still have to get fairly close to each other at times. It’s unavoidable unfortunately. There is a person on set whose responsibility is Covid compliance. But that person does not have to have any medical training, which same people have taken issue with. So far most people are happily compliant, except some people with the face shields.

It feels fairly safe.  However, we were shut down for four days because someone tested positive.  We all were made to leave the building we were in and separate into our zones in a field across the road, and we were not told why for about 10 minutes. It was real weird.  We don’t know who, but it must have been someone close to the talent.  They did their contract tracing, shut us down for a few days, and rescheduled some things.  We start shooting again tomorrow.

Thank you for that write-up!  Hearing that kind of attention to health safety is encouraging.  And to have procedures like these described, it is nice to realize that people are still able to 'do stuff' like entertainment (without which, I suspect, MOST isolated people would go mad).  It isn't impossible to do without exposing people to significant danger, just difficult and requires focused attention.  [Reminds me a bit of one of the psych theorists who said, "Life is a pain in the ass - not a catastrophe."  I always thought he was such an inspiration! ;D ]

I also want to thank you for the work you do, carefully maintaining your safety, but by your actions helping to keep many more people from serious psychological difficulties in these unprecedented times.  Isolating alone, and with my head injury limitations on reading, I know that I'd be in a lot worse shape if I didn't have multiple things to watch, including new stuff when available.
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Post by: Russoguru on October 30, 2020, 06:50:54 AM
Holy Hell that was a great episode! Yeah, in a way, the story was kind of standard... but to be fair, there's nothing standard about
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Also, it was frickin' great for the first time in history to see
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Post by: CJones on November 06, 2020, 04:03:24 PM
I only just now realized Peli Motto is played by Amy Sedaris, and now every time she's on screen I can't not hear Princess Caroline from Bojack Horseman :P
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Post by: RoninFox on November 06, 2020, 04:08:42 PM
I only just now realized Peli Motto is played by Amy Sedaris, and now every time she's on screen I can't not hear Princess Caroline from Bojack Horseman :P

When I watched season one of Mandalorian, I hadn't yet been hooked by Bojack.

Now that I've binged it several times in the last year I'm in that same boat.
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Post by: Darth Geek on November 06, 2020, 05:06:16 PM
Since Bea Arthur is no longer with us, can we get Betty White as a Cantina bartender at some point?
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Post by: Russoguru on November 06, 2020, 09:35:57 PM
Doctor Mandible is my new favorite Star Wars character. Maybe because this episode was directed by Peyton Reed he literally wanted an Antman?
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Post by: Darth Geek on November 07, 2020, 11:36:01 AM
Doctor Mandible is my new favorite Star Wars character. Maybe because this episode was directed by Peyton Reed he literally wanted an Antman?
I like to think the noise he was making were done by Paul Rudd.
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Post by: CJones on November 07, 2020, 12:05:40 PM
Since Bea Arthur is no longer with us, can we get Betty White as a Cantina bartender at some point?

She's 98 years old, and she'd probably still do it if someone asked her.
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Post by: Russoguru on November 14, 2020, 11:22:55 AM
She's 98 years old, and she'd probably still do it if someone asked her.
With the technology Disney has, I would be very disappointed if we didn't have all four Golden girls(revived as aliens or something) singing "Thank you for being a friend" at Karaoke on Tattooine.
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Post by: The Lurker on November 15, 2020, 07:41:21 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Em1laqKVoAEmAtZ?format=jpg&name=900x900)
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Post by: Variety of Cells on November 22, 2020, 07:34:55 AM
Baby yoda had some very cute moments in the last episode, but other than that, it was a dud. Action without any interesting characters. Discovering plot points just by chance.  Seemed like the episode only had two things to say, and needed to build an episode around those two things. So they filled the rest of the episode with dumb action lines like “let’s see what this baby can do”, and “Go go go go go.” 

This is the first one of the season I didn’t enjoy.
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Post by: Russoguru on November 23, 2020, 12:32:59 PM
I'm not a big fan of everything these days becoming a TV show... but I think it's more fair if we try and look at this whole thing through a different lens. I think we need to wait and see how this is all going to look when the final episode of this season ends.
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Post by: Darth Geek on November 23, 2020, 01:01:33 PM
I'm not a big fan of everything these days becoming a TV show... but I think it's more fair if we try and look at this whole thing through a different lens. I think we need to wait and see how this is all going to look when the final episode of this season ends.
I agree. One thing I have noticed in a bunch of the Netflix shows is that they only have about an hour of plot but stretch it to 8 hour long episodes. But Mandalorian has the advantage that he goes from place to place and has different types of adventures. So while it's still episodic it doesn't feel stale. It's also mostly about exploring parts of the Star Wars universe that we wouldn't necessarily see otherwise.
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Post by: The Lurker on November 23, 2020, 04:20:46 PM
Meanwhile at Williams Sonoma...
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eni-f-wXYAgRKJJ?format=jpg&name=900x900)
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Post by: goflyblind on November 23, 2020, 07:33:01 PM
are those made with the blue milk?
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Post by: Russoguru on November 24, 2020, 12:07:01 AM
If those Macaroons are made with Blue Milk, that would be awesome. With all the millions that must go into product R and D, how come they can't develop a cookie that has a minimal amount of calories? Honestly, the Nilla Wafers are relatively light on the calories... but they're unfortunately like lays potato chips, you can never eat just one.

Has anybody tried the Mandalorian cereal? It's... it's alright. It's basically Kix with marshmallows, so as a result at least it's not swarming with unholy amounts of sugar like Lucky Charms or Frosted Flakes.